A Message from the Dean

Welcome prospective students and families!

I am delighted that you are interested in dance at Colburn. Whether you are a passionate dance student looking to deepen your training, a parent looking to enroll your child in their very first dance lessons, or an adult who would like to begin a journey in dance, you have come to a wonderful place.

Here at Colburn, we offer joyful and rigorous dance education in ballet, modern, and tap dance for students of all ages. Our dance instruction at each level emphasizes movement as a means of expression and as the embodiment of music. This is underscored by live accompaniment from a remarkable team of musicians.

Every class is led by a member of our extraordinary faculty, who have had extensive experience as performers, dancemakers, and educators. Our faculty includes former and current artists with New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ailey II, Jazz Tap Ensemble, and a host of musical theater and television productions.

Our mission is to honor and extend the great traditions of ballet, modern, and tap dance by equipping students of all ages as collaborative agents who will take the art of dance forward. The entire Colburn Dance community and I invite you to join us in that mission.

Come dance with us!

Sending you my best,

Silas Farley

Dean of the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute